vosh missionThe Rotary Club of Dominica is hosting its 21st VOSH Mission across the country. The mission will be held from Monday January 19 to Thursday January 22, 2015.

VOSH – Volunteer Optometry Services for Humanity, a non governmental, non sectarian, apolitical organization is dedicated to the provision of eye and vision care services for those who are below the poverty level and without access to local eye care.

The Rotary Club’s VOSH team will provide eye and vision care services this week at health centers in LaPlaine, Castle Bruce, Salybia, Mahaut, Point Michel and at the Goodwill Parish Hall.

Persons requiring eye and vision care should proceed to the LaPlaine Health Center on Monday, January 19th from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, in Castle Bruce and Salybia on Tuesday, January 20 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, at the Mahaut and Pointe Michel Health Centers on Wednesday, January 21 from 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon and at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Thursday, January 22, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

The VOSH Mission will be under the Management of Dr. Dan Wrubel.

President of Dominica, H.E. Charles Savarin and Mrs. Savarin are expected to visit the VOSH Mission to get their eyes checked at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Thursday, January 22.

A lunch meeting will also be held for the team on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The Hon. Minister for Health, Dr. Kenneth Darroux along with other Senior Health Officials will be in attendance.

The Rotary Club of Dominica teamed up with the Rotary Club of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, USA 21 years ago to mount an annual VOSH Mission to Dominica, which has been successful since its inception.

On average over 1,500 people receive complete eye examinations each year and prescription eyeglasses and “sun shades” are dispensed each visit.